History and Physical Examination Patients with hereditary hemochromatosis may be asymptomatic or may present with general and organ-related signs and symptoms. Symptoms from hemochromatosis usually begin between age 30 years and age 50 years, but they may occur much earlier in life. Most patients are asymptomatic (75%) and are diagnosed when elevated serum iron levels […]Read More CLINICAL PRESENTATION OF HEMOCHROMATOSIS
Hemochromatosis was for many years thought to be a rare genetic disorder. But today we know that it results from the inheritance of an abnormal recessive gene from each parent. One in every 150 to 250 white people is affected, research shows. It’s less common among blacks and practically nonexistent among Asians. The disease rarely […]Read More WHAT IS HEPCIDIN?
THE IRON IN OUR BLOOD KEEPS AND KILLS US. This was originally posted in the Atlantic Magazine in 2013. (Photo credit Creative Commons Flickr)Read More MOST COMMON DISEASE YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF…..HEMOCHROMATOSIS
Family want to raise Hemochromatosis awareness. Great article. Hope it works! In my birth family a few more generations will die from Hemochromatosis. They think I’m actually faking it. There is even a family nurse who has stated HH is psychiatric. My […]Read More FAMILY RAISES AWARENESS OF HEMOCHROMATOSIS